As we previously commented, the Courier-Journal and The Hechinger Report have collaborated on a series of articles about education in Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) during the Common Core era. We’ve already discussed the articles on achievement gaps for special education students and the one for racial minorities. In both cases, the Courier and Hechinger don’t paint a happy tale for these students in the era of Common Core.
The third article in the series examines the performance of students who are English Language Learners (ELL), officially termed “Limited English Proficient (LEP) in Kentucky Department of Education reports. Unlike the picture for racial minorities and special education students, the picture for English learners, who are mostly immigrants, isn’t quite so clear. However, it does look like LEP students have also fared poorly in the era of Common Core in Kentucky